Homemade remedies for moisturizing dry skin

Dry and flaky skin is very common during winter. Dry air during winter sucks out silky smooth skin. There are other skin factors that includes aging, nutritional deficiencies, and a genetic predisposition. Many lotion can moisturizes are available in the market to combat dry skin. Here are some best homemade dry skin lotion that is quite effective in nourishing and hydrating dry skin to a beautiful natural glowing skin.

An individual who has been facing the dry skin problems must need to take the problem as a challenge to get rid of it otherwise later it will become tough to repair the damaged. So nurture your skin as early as possible with the below lotions.

Treat your damp and dry skin with the easy available ingredients to make your skin silky soft and supple.

Home remedies for dry skin


Best moisturizes for dry skin

What all you require to prepare the homemade yogurt lotion are a cup of fresh yogurt and cup of milk. Pour both of them in a bowl and stir it properly until the mixture becomes frothy, a beater will do the exact work. Store it in the fridge and apply the cold yogurt lotion over your dry skin, let it stay for 30 to 40 minutes and then rinse off with normal water.


This easy homemade egg recipe works magic on the dry skin, though emits an awful smell.  Mix one egg white with one tablespoon of turmeric powder and half cup of milk. Mix all the ingredients well and apply on the skin completely. Leave the mixture a few minutes until it becomes dry and then rinse off with lukewarm water to reduce the dryness.

Lettuce powder

Try this remedy if you wish to see the immediate results of dry-free skin. Mix two tablespoons of dried lettuce powder with three tablespoons of fresh milk. Apply this thick paste on your skin and hold it for 20 minutes. Rinse it off and pat it dry.


To remove the dryness and to fill the area with moisture this oatmeal lotion works very effectively. Use the normal recipe of oats to apply on your skin, which is nothing but mixing oats with a suitable quantity of milk. Let the mixture sit on your skin for half an hour and then rinse off with cool water.

Tomato and milk

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Take two tomatoes and grind them well to get a thick puree, now add this puree to a quarter cup of fresh milk and beat it for a few minutes with a beater.  Spread this thick paste on the damp skin as a lotion and retain it for a few minutes until it turns dry. Rinse it off with water and milk later.


People who are suffering with a long term dry skin can get rid off from the problem with this homemade almond lotion. It makes your skin soft, supple and keeps the bay from dryness. Take 6-8 almonds, make them powder and mix it with a quarter cup of milk. Use this mixture on your skin as a body lotion to get the changes.


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The softy textured cheese has the benefit of making the dry skin soft and glowing. Take half cup of grated cheese in a bowl and mix it with sufficient amount of milk. Mix both of them together to form a smooth and spreadable paste. You can add some more milk to the paste if it is too thick and strong. Cover your skin with this mixture for an hour and wash it with warm water.

Olive oil

Olive oil is the best natural home remedy for dry skin. Olive oil is rich in many antioxidants and healthy fatty acids. It is good for dry skin and helps to soothe and condition your dry skin all over the body. Take some extra virgin olive oil and dab a thin layer of regular moisturizer. It is better to apply just about  a half an hour before taking a shower. Rub some olive oil on your hands and legs or other areas with dry skin. Massage lightly and take a shower. Apply a light moisturizer.

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Alternatively, mix two tablespoons of olive oil, four tablespoons of fine brown sugar, and one tablespoon of honey. Mix them well to form a smooth paste. Apply this paste on your dry skin with light, circular motions for few minutes. Then, take a shower and apply a light moisturizer.


Milk has an anti-inflmmatory, soothing property that helps to get rid of dry and itchy skin. Milk is rich in lactic acid and exfoliates dead skin cells. It also increases the skin’s ability to retain moisture and helps to lighten your complexion. You just soak a washcloth in cold milk and put the cloth on your dry skin. Leave it for 5 -7 minutes. Then, gently wash off the milk with another cloth that is soaked in lukewarm water. It helps to moisturize and remain on your skin. Repeat it alternative days.

Alternatively, add a few drops of rose water to four tablespoons of milk. Rub this solution all over your body and leave it for 10 minutes. Then wash it off with cold water. Repeat it twice a day.


Honey is the best natural home moisturizer loaded with antioxidant, antimicrobial, and humectants properties. It helps to lock in moisture and make your skin extra soft and smooth. Honey has many essential properties like minerals and vitamins that help to improve the skin’s health. Take some fresh honey and rub it all over your body and leave it for 5 – 10 minutes before going to shower. Repeat it daily to get well moisturized skin.

Alternatively, take equal parts of unprocessed honey, beeswax, and olive oil. Melt beeswax in a small pan over low heat. Remove it from heat and mix in the honey and finally olive oil. Mix it well and apply this mixture all over your body. Leave it for 10 minutes. Take a shower and repeat it daily or alternative days.